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The latest news about the Casual Game Revolution program and the board game industry.

There is a little something for everyone this month with campaigns running for dexterity, dice, board, card, and party games. With such an eclectic mix, there’s something for just about every type of casual game fan.

Despite record temperatures, fans of all ages enjoyed four days of unadulterated geekdom during Phoenix Comic Con (PCC) this year, and gaming seemed bigger than ever. Nestled in the wide expanse of the Hyatt Regency’s main Atrium sat the central hub of PCC’s tabletop gaming space. Ascending the escalator as it emptied into the gaming hall where new demos, development companies, and play experiences waited, always brought with it a feeling of excitement mixed with anticipation.

Gamewright has announced a new party game, King of Tokyo will be getting some new artwork, and Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: A Cooperative Deck-Building Game has been officially announced.

Mayfair has announced Oh My Goods!, a look at some of the games at this year’s BGG.CON, and a sneak peek for Origins.

The nominees for Spiel des Jahres have been announced, Pyramid Arcade is set for a fall release, and Cubicle 7 releases a new edition of Doctor Who: The Card Game.

Asmodee has released StoryLine: Fairy Tales, Z-Man Games has announced a cheaper release of Flick'em Up, and Castles of Mad King Ludwig will be hitting app stores next week.

From social deduction to deck-builders, this month’s Kickstarter offers games based off of video games and fictional board games in books.

Z-Man Games has announced Beyond Baker Street, it appears that USAopoly is working on a Harry Potter deck-builder, and the exhibition hall map has been released for this year’s Gen Con.

Asmodee has announced they will be releasing a game based on The Little Prince, the nominees have been announced for the Dice Tower Awards, and the Kickstarter has gone live for the Keep Gamefolio System.

After forty-two hours of gaming, five games were selected from sixty-three competing games to win this year’s Mensa Select award.

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